Philosophy of Human Nature

Course Description

The nature of the human person is a hotly debated subject among scientists, philosophers, and theologians. As science and technology advance, they seem to raise more questions than they answer about the nature of the human person. This course, taught by Kevin Jung at Wake Forest School of Divinity, probes the question of what the human person essentially is, engaging with a number of scientific, philosophical, and theological perspectives. What is a human person? Is the human person merely a biological organism? Is life after death possible? What is the nature of personal identity? What is the relationship between mind and body? How is consciousness possible? We will carefully consider a number of different views on these questions.

  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science, Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Wake Forest University School of Divinity
  • Syllabus: Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Tags:
    evolution, human nature, neuroscience, philosophy, transhumanism, mainline protestant, consciousness, personal identity

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